Katherine Kott and Laura Havstad continue their conversation about emotional cutoff and bridging it. Part 2 focuses on principles for bridging cutoff and begins with a discussion of knowing triangles and getting outside the emotional system.
On September 11, 2017, Katherine Kott interviewed Laura Havstad about the concept of emotional cutoff in Bowen theory. The topic came up in clinical practice for Dr. Havstad, trying to think about a parent stymied in a cutoff with an adult child. Katherine Kott agreed to try and help lay out some thinking about cutoff and bridging it in this interview. Here's part 1 of the conversation which begins by defining cutoff between the generations. The conversation then begins to address some principles for bridging cutoff that emerge from understanding crucial aspects of the emotional system. Principles for bridging cutoff will continue in Part 2, which will be the next post here.